Desi K. Robinson

Doctoral Student, Health and Lifestyle Journalist, and Diva Farmer Urban Belle in New York

Desi K. Robinson

Doctoral Student, Health and Lifestyle Journalist, and Diva Farmer Urban Belle in New York

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Desi K. Robinson is a health and lifestyle journalist, educator, diva farmer and urban belle using media as a lens where pop culture meets public health. From consumption of food to consumption of media images, her media and wellness projects explore the intersections of art, culture, race, gender, politics, food justice and the environment. She is the creator and host of Women in the Making: Tomorrow’s: History Today, © a health and lifestyle radio show that speaks to and from the perspective of today’s girl - today's headlines and the role of girls and women in revolutions around the world! Rooted in culture, education and arts, Desi has been inspired by the stories of children she’s met around the world. She has taught and mentored children throughout New York City, Canada and Ecuador. She created What’s Cookin’ in the World, Miss Desi? © - an arts-based international cooking program to address the bevy of health issues plaguing today’s youth, including childhood obesity. Desi explored the fundamentals of human nutrition and the connection between food and wellness while apprenticing at Natural Gourmet Institute for Health & Culinary Arts. Desi continues the connection between food and wellness as an urban farmer and founder of DeVyne Crown Farm, a learning space growing food, awareness and community. Desi was a freelance reporter for WBAI Radio in New York and Rice N’ Peas magazine in London where she’s written articles on the ever-changing ideals of beauty, the politics of obesity, the politics of music, the evolution in hip-hop culture, and the influences of celebrity in activism. Desi holds a certificate in Community Health Work, Kingsborough Community College, a BA in Communication, University of Hartford, an MBA in Media Management, Metropolitan College of New York, and is currently a doctoral student in Health Education and Behavioral Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University. Desi enjoys all things garlic and orange lollipops from the bank.

  • Work
    • Women in the Making: Tomorrow's History Today
  • Education
    • Teachers College, Columbia University
    • Metropolitan College of New York